7th Annual Gay Men’s Awareness Days 2020
We are happy to inform you that the New Jersey HIV Planning Group’s (NJHPG) Gay Men’s Committee presents the
7th Annual Gay Men’sAwareness Day(s) …themed: “Crusin’ the New Normal”
The Committee will host a virtual program on gay and bisexual men’s health every Wednesday in September. This year we recognize of National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day, with a series of tele-conferences. Originally created in 2008 to recognize the disproportionate impact of the epidemic on gay men, the NJHPG has created this event to educate the gay community, as well as the providers who work with them, on unique issues and barriers which impact both HIV care and prevention throughout NJ.
Schedule of Events:
September 2 – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
History Behind National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day –11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
How it affects the community and HIV timeline– 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
COVID19 & HIV – 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
September 9 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Our New Normal – A continued conversation with Dr. Tony Ortega
September 16 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Chemsex Amongst Gay & Bisexual Men
We hope that you are able to join this event and learn more about how you
can support the gay and bisexual community! As the event gets closer, we
will be providing more details on registration as well as on our guest
Be sure to mark your calendars on Wednesdays in September 2020!
Thanks and we hope to see you there!
Register at: http://www.tinyurl.com/gmad2020
Buddies of NJ, Inc. is proud to invite you to the NJ-HPG’s
1:30 to 3PM Sign On Link for Anyone of Interest: https://Rutgers.webex.com/meet/quincyb
Transgender Days of Learning
Transgender Days of Learning event begins in August of this year. Hosted by Christian Mendez-Baez of EDGE New Jersey and Domonique Noel of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, this event will feature a virtual program on transgender health every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:00 pm from Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to Wednesday, August 26, 2020. The speakers and co-facilitators will talk about HIV in the transgender community, trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) terminology, social issues affecting the TGNC community, and cancer disparities and prevention in the trans community. There will also be a transgender issues panel on the last Wednesday of this event, during which panelists will discuss their experiences navigating healthcare, HIV prevention, finding support during COVID. This will be followed by a mental health discussion led by Johann Larkin, behavioral health counselor at EDGE New Jersey.
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As soon as all of the recordings from all four programs are uploaded onto the NJHPG website, you will be sent an email with a link to all of the recordings.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the New Jersey HIV Planning Group (NJHPG), please visit this site for more information: https://hiv.
We appreciated everyone’s participation and engagement during the session, and we look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Gay Men’s Awareness Days event. Please share the event flyer using the hashtag #NJGMAD2020
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Health Literacy and Prevention Topics
U=U Live Events July 29th and August 25th: https://Rutgers.webex.com/meet/quincyb
11AM to 12:30PM
Quincy Bell’s Personal Room
Webinars, Podcasts, and Related Materials
Our New Normal: Coping with COVID-19, Special Guest, Dr. Tony Ortega, Psy. D.
Podcasts from the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
The New Jersey AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP) and Health Insurance Continuation Program (HICP)
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors: Reaching Them Where They Are. A Guide for Using Online and Social Media to Conduct Sexual Health Outreach with Youth (PDF)
CDC Social Media Tools, Guidelines & Best Practices
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